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Offline montauk170

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Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« on: July 23, 2010, 04:51:00 AM »
Did another cutout with my dad which we started on Wed late afternoon and completed today. a colony has been living in the Yucca tree for some time now. Thought they lived in the trunk but some of the bigger older roots were rotten away and the bees lived in there. Where they lived went down about 3.5 feet!!! We had to reach deep to remove all the combs. Didn't have any dirty to fill the hole today though I found out later that the owners did have a pile of dirt on the other end of the lot. Oh well...

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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 10:57:32 PM »
That one looked like a pain to get to.

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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 04:10:27 AM »
It involved a lot of cutting with a chainsaw! Then it was just collect the bees with very little hope in finding the queen or saving brood.

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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 11:23:00 AM »
that one looked like an adventure!  i'm impressed.
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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 11:31:19 AM »
Wow, rough one huh? Good job on it!

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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 12:23:57 AM »
That's looked like a fun cut out. :-D At least you gave them a new home.

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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 10:37:48 AM »
I feel like a novice after looking at some of those.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Cutout from Yucca Tree Roots - July 21 and 22, 2010
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 09:02:43 PM »
Not sure why I like to do cutouts, it's hard work. Maybe it's all those videos and posts by JP, Hardwood, and Iddee. I can't believe they go suitless (or clothless in iddee's case)!

 

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